Can Seam Evaluation Training Videos

Proper can seam evaluation is crucial to the successful operation of any canning machine. Staying on top of your seam integrity is not complicated with the proper attention and correct training. A certified Cask Technician provides seam evaluation training during the initial system installation or any site visit; however, we provide these detailed training videos to supplement in-person training.

To complete a full seam evaluation including can tear down, you will require the following tools which are provided with all Cask canning systems:

  • A can seam micrometer
  • A vernier caliper (also called a calliper micrometer)
  • A pair of side cutters

Video 1: Can Seam Evaluation – 1st and Second Ops Seams

This video details the process of using a can micrometer and vernier calipers to confirm the 1st and 2nd operation seam measurements are within specification. You will require a fully seamed can to measure the 2nd operation seam and a second can which has only had the first operation seam completed. This is accomplished by running your Canning System in Manual Mode and manually actuating only the 1st operation seam roll.

This video covers:

  • How to use a Can Seam Micrometer [0:15]
  • Measuring 1st Operation Seam Thickness [1:10]
  • Measuring 2nd Operation Seam Thickness [2:35]
  • Measuring Seam Height [3:35]

Video 2: Manual Can Teardown

This video details the process of exposing the cover hook and body hook for measurement to confirm seams are being formed within specification.

Video 3: Can Seam Evaluation – Body Hook and Cover Hook

After you have completed a can teardown (Video 2), this video guides you through the process of measuring the body hook and cover hook to ensure seams are within specification.

This video covers:

  • Body Hook Measurement [0:10]
  • Cover Hook Measurement [1:13]